Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.
If you have a question that isn't answered here, please contact us
Opening times are:
Thursday 21st June
Friday 22nd June
Saturday 23rd June
Sunday 24th June
Tickets bought in advance can be used on any single day i.e. any one of the four days (Thursday to Sunday). Tickets are valid for one Show day only.
Advance Tickets can be purchased online until midnight on Wednesday 20th June 2018 and will be sent electronically for you to print at home.
Adult/Concessionary tickets have been simplified into one Adult ticket, to give the best discount for early purchase.
On The Gate Tickets
From 2018 Adult/Concessionary Tickets have been simplified into one Adult Ticket, to give the best discount for early purchase.
On The Gate Tickets
Visa, MasterCard and Eurocard are the only credit cards that are accepted at public entrances. We are NOT able to accept American Express.
The Royal Highland Show is a busy place so we encourage you to leave your dogs at home.
If you decide to bring your dog, it must be kept on a leash at all times and with the exception of Assistance Dogs will not be admitted to the Grandstands, Exhibition Halls, Discovery Centre or Catering establishments.
Dogs must NOT be left unattended in vehicles.
Electric scooters and manual wheelchairs will be available from Mobility Hire 4 You. Their two hire-stations will be located at both the East and West Gates.
Pre-booking is strongly recommended.
Book online at http://mobilityhire4you.com
Telephone: 01353 653 752
For visitors arriving by public transport at the South Entrance, arrangements may also be made directly with them.
Please ensure that your Local Authority Disabled Badge is displayed clearly on the windscreen of your vehicle on approach to the Royal Highland Show, so it can be checked.
All adult visitors to the Royal Highland Show must purchase a ticket to enter. However, if you are an adult single person that is unable to access the Royal Highland Show without incurring the extra cost of admission for a hired carer, then the individual known as your hired carer would be permitted free of charge to the Show.
There is a left luggage facility situated in the reception area of the Highland Hall (Cattle Hall) located on 15th Avenue.
Should you choose to become a member of the Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), you will receive a four- day ticket to The Royal Highland Show along with other discounts and benefits.
Information regarding membership can be found at https://rhass.org.uk
Think practical and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. The Royal Highland Show covers over 280 acres, and comprises of both indoor and outdoor offerings.
Scotland has been known to experience all four seasons in one day, so it would be advisable to opt for layering clothing and bring a waterproof.
The Royal Highland Show is organised by The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS). A registered charity, RHASS plays a pivotal role in the creation of a better public understanding of the management of the land and rural resources. RHASS delivers world-class education programmes through its educational charity the Royal Highland Education Trust and provides engaging platforms to showcase the best in farming, food and rural living through the Royal Highland Show.
You are very welcome to bring a picnic with you, although you may wish to sample some of the wonderful offerings from the artisan producers, restaurants or food to go establishments located throughout the Show. Alcohol is not permitted to be brought on site, however we have lots of great bars to choose from in the Showground.
There are a number of bars situated around the Show and the times for all are as follows:
Thursday - Saturday 11am until 10pm
Sunday 11am - 7pm
At the First Aid building, located on Avenue L at the east side of the main ring, there is a doctor, A&E trained nurse and ambulance. Foot and bicycle patrols respond to first aid around the site and a second staffed ambulance is ready by the jumping ring. Please ask a steward, staff member, or official for assistance.
There are multiple permanent toilet blocks with disabled and baby changing facilities located across the Showground.
There are is also a Parents Room located in the Highland Hall on 15th Avenue.
Smoking is NOT permitted in any enclosed building or space including the marquees.
The Royal Highland Show attracts big crowds and this will inevitably result in some delays in entering the Show at peak times.
Our best advice is to arrive early - gates open at 07.30am. Purchasing advance tickets ahead of time also means that you can gain entry to the Show quickly and efficiently.
We have invested heavily in improving our car parking facilities to keep delays to a minimum. Car parking attendants will guide you to a space.
Yes, please ask the attendant on the gate to stamp your hand.
The Royal Highland Show is a must for younger visitors and it is free for those aged 15 and under.
The Discovery Centre located on Avenue Q, is a must for children of all ages. There are interactive sessions which children can participate in, as well as lots of things to learn about.
Each area within the Show has a number of attractions including live music, the cookery theatre, Grand Parade and much more. Children can also get close to creatures in the poultry and honey marquees, where they can learn the bee dance and make candles.
Many children love tractors, so it's worth visiting the machinery trade stands, however please don't allow children to climb on the displays - it is not safe for them to do so.
There will be free wrist bands for writing a parent or guardian's phone number, which helps ensure that you are quickly reunited with your child should they become separated. These can be collected from The Rotary Club at both main gates.
Car parking is charged at £10.00 per car per day.
We encourage you to consider taking public transport and have worked with public transport operators to ensure convenient drop off and pick up points. Motorcycles and bicycles are not charged a fee.
There is no dropping-off and the police will not allow it to cause danger and disruption.
There is a taxi rank outside the East Gate Entrance (Gate 1) located on Ingliston Road.
The majority of the Show is on a rolling programme with certain classes of competitions held on particular days.
Thursday and Friday are considered to be less busy and are considered to be the "trade" days with Saturday and Sunday considered as "family" days.
We suggest that you keep an eye out on social media as many of our exhibitors post special offers on these platforms.
Membership to RHASS (The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland) allows entry to the Members' Area with private dining room and superiors views of the Showground.